#WeAreYQQ report on tech and media

Rob Kelly

Special to The Record

Congratulations to Brent Craven at Craven Studios.

Brent is a video creative who recently worked as director of photography and editor on Our Voices, Our Stories documentary, about the former St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay.

The film recently won best short form documentary at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Brent is now editing Wine Guys, a six-part TV series coming out in 2016. You can see Brent’s video on former Comox Valley Record columnist Ralph Shaw at http://j.mp/RalphShaw


Sarah Clark’s Future Perfect is a short form animated film company focusing on commercial clients. She recently completed a project for tech start-up Appreciado, the first project she’s done that almost exclusively uses hand drawn animation.

Russell Ball at Audio Xcellence is a DJ services that’s recently added a 20-foot indoors/outdoors screen to the existing 1,600 watt sound system, giving Audio Xcellence the ability to deliver “big picture, big sound.” Their special Halloween screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Courtenay Legion raised funds for the Care-A-Van homeless project.


Leif Jason at Mastermynde Strategy provides a wide range of professional expertise in marketing, eCommerce, web strategy, and more. He has recently developed an online calendar of Comox Valley events that’s crowd-sourced, and community-curated. A key to the success of this community calendar are curators, people with a passion for specific event sectors (e.g. food, sports, music, business, etc).

If you’re interested in being a calendar curator please contact Leif directly via mastermynde.com. A draft is posted at weareyqqcommunitycalendar.ca (see the dropdown menu at “Categories” for all listings).


Note: This is the first Report on Tech & Media for the #WeAreYQQ Project. Rob wants to hear from people involved in the tech and media sectors in the region. Tell him about new and/or recently completed projects, new staff, awards, etc.

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